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What podcast do the best managers who engage their employees, build excellent teams, and create great places to work listen to?

This one!

At least 70% of an employee's engagement is directly tied to their manager..meaning productivity, profitability, and turnover are directly connected to a manager's ability to engage their employees. Yet managers are rarely trained on how to actually engage their employees...one of their most important organizational outcomes. In the Leading Strong Podcast, Great place to work connoisseurs and 34 Strong Co-Founders, Brandon Miller and Darren Virassammy, dive deep into the simple tools that will improve your manager intelligence quotient.

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What podcast do the best managers who engage their employees, build excellent teams, and create great places to work listen to?

This one!

At least 70% of an employee's engagement is directly tied to their manager..meaning productivity, profitability, and turnover are directly connected to a manager's ability to engage their employees. Yet managers are rarely trained on how to actually engage their employees...one of their most important organizational outcomes. In the Leading Strong Podcast, Great place to work connoisseurs and 34 Strong Co-Founders, Brandon Miller and Darren Virassammy, dive deep into the simple tools that will improve your manager intelligence quotient.

    Season 1 RECAP Part 3 – Manager Intelligence Skills 9-12

    Season 1 RECAP Part 3 – Manager Intelligence Skills 9-12

    In this Episode, We Will Cover
     
     
    The 9th Manager Intelligence Skill –  Interdependent
    “I serve us so that we can serve others” These managers share credit for success and take responsibility for setbacks  
    Key Words: Interactive, Confidently Vulnerable, Self-Aware, Team Oriented, Participative 
     
     
     
    The 10th Manager Intelligence Skill – Intuitive
     
    Teams with intuitive managers express confidence in the leadership of their boss and are willing to following their leader’s directives Teams with intuitive managers express confidence in the leadership of their boss and are willing to follow their leader’s directives. Key Words: Self-Aware, Team-Aware, Perceptive, Instinctual, Insightful 
     
     
     
    The BONUS Manager Intelligence Skill – Intellect
     
    Managers who invest in the Intellect skill are continuous improvers and always challenge themselves to learn and grow.  Intellect can be a strength in times of change, and when we're going through transitions and periods of growth Key Words: Learner, Thinker, Curious, Rational, Reasonable, Smart  
     
     
     
    The BONUS Manager Intelligence Skill – Emotional Intelligence
     
    This is the ability to understand and recognize the emotions of yourself and others and to interpret those emotions and present a positive, beneficial response. Managers with strong Emotional Intelligence recognize their own emotions and those of others, creating safety, gaining team trust by thinking before speaking and acting rationally. Key Words: Safe, Rational, Stable
     
     
     
    Key Question
    How can these Manager Intelligence Skills strength your team during seasons of uncertainty?
     
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    Resources:
    34 Strong website Pre-Order Brandon and Analyn Miller’s De Strengths-Based Parenting Book – Incredible Parent Darren’s upcoming TEDx talk resources 34 Strong Overview video Become an Incredible Parent Find your Nature Advantage  
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    • 30 min
    Season 1 RECAP Part 3 – Manager Intelligence Skills 6-8

    Season 1 RECAP Part 3 – Manager Intelligence Skills 6-8

    In this Episode, We Will Cover
     
    The 6th Manager Intelligence Skill –  Investment
     
    The Best Bosses invest in our advancement and growth This is a leader who will help you become the best version of yourself during the season you are working together. Key Words: Growth-Mindset, Selfless in the development of others
     
     
    The 7th Manager Intelligence Skill – Innovative
     
    Able to create an environment where people can be innovative, try new things, and come up with fresh ideas. These managers understand that the collective power of a team will always outweigh the individual knowledge of the manager Key Words: Inventive, Creative, Risk-Taking, Cutting-Edge, Imaginative 
     
     
    The 8th Manager Intelligence Skill – Intentional
     
    Intentional managers make sure each team members knows how their individual contribution benefits the organization's mission and purpose.  By growing in your skill to be intentional, you will see your team rise to the occasion and sustain their efforts.  Key Words: Arrange, Deliberate, Planned, Thoughtful, Purposeful, Efficient
     
     
    Key Question
    In the midst of working remotely, how can you be more intentional in the ways that you communicate with others?
     
     
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    Resources:
    34 Strong Overview video 34 Strong website Strengths-Based Parenting Blog Free Exercise Download Brandon and Analyn Miller’s Debut Strengths-Based Parenting Book – Play to Their Strengths Darren’s upcoming TEDx talk resources  
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    • 19 min
    Season 1 RECAP Part 2 – The 4 Types of Management and MI Skills 4-5

    Season 1 RECAP Part 2 – The 4 Types of Management and MI Skills 4-5

    In this Episode, We Will Cover
     
    4 Styles of Management
     
    Authoritarian – Command and Control Permissive – Non-directive and Unclear  Uninvolved – No control or Boundaries  Authoritative – Assertive and Invested (Strengths-Based Style)  
     
    The 4th Manager Intelligence Skill –  Inspiration
     
    We have the ability to uplift others by our mission & the words we say Leaders must pinpoint their approach to each of their team members  
     
    The 5th Manager Intelligence Skill – Inclusive
     
    An intentional behavior that draws people in that allows people to feel a part of a team This will help create a culture where people feel like they can share their perspectives can create stronger teams and create resilience  
     
    Key Question
    How are you connected to the mission of your organization? How are you focusing on making that awareness of the mission for your team?
     
     
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    Resources:
    34 Strong Overview video 34 Strong website Strengths-Based Parenting Blog Free Exercise Download Brandon and Analyn Miller’s Debut Strengths-Based Parenting Book – Play to Their Strengths Darren’s upcoming TEDx talk resources  
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    • 22 min
    Season 1 RECAP Part 1 - 4Ts and MI 1-3

    Season 1 RECAP Part 1 - 4Ts and MI 1-3

    In this Episode, We Will Cover
     
    The 4 T’s to Successful Management
     
    Technical Abilities Tenure Talent Training  
     
    The 1st Manager Intelligence Skill – Individualize 
     
    Leaders must pinpoint their approach to each of their team members How do you learn best?  
     
    The 2nd Manager Intelligence Skill – Integrity 
     
    Advocating for your team by demonstrating that you can follow through and meet expectations with team commitments 
     
     
    The 3rd Manager Intelligence Skill – Influence 
     
    The capacity to have an effect on someone’s behavior, character, moral, etc. How will you make one person on your team like and trust you more?  
     
    Moving From Surviving to Thriving
     
    Leading Strong in Times of Uncertainty Contact us at 34Strong.com to learn more!  
     
    Key Question
    What starts to happen when you start modeling and mirroring these Manager Intelligence Skills?
     
     
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    Resources:
    34 Strong Overview video 34 Strong website Strengths-Based Parenting Blog Free Exercise Download Brandon and Analyn Miller’s Debut Strengths-Based Parenting Book – Play to Their Strengths Darren’s upcoming TEDx talk resources  
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    • 30 min
    Leading Strong Home Edition

    Leading Strong Home Edition

    “As long as we still draw breath, we can become better versions of ourselves” – Brandon Miller
    In this episode, we will cover:
    Be an Incredible Parent!
    Analyn and Brandon Miller’s book Incredible Parent: Discover Your Parenting Strengths and Raise Your Kids with Confidence Showing up as the best version you can be for your children by being authentic to yourself Understanding who we are as a parent, and what makes children who they are, in order to parent from a place of strengths  
    The Core Needs of a Child – 2 Key Questions 
    Do you love me? Will you let me do whatever I want to do?  
    How the Manager Intelligence Skills can be applied towards relationships with friends and family members to build relationships.
    Showing up as the best version of ourselves by being authentic to who we are  Avoiding the comparison mindset and negativity bias  
    Strengthening Bonds with Family Members
    Respecting, validating, and valuing our children and family members for being who they are The relationship with our children throughout their life   
    Practical Application
    Find a trusted third party to keep you accountable Books, Podcasts, Webinars, Conferences  Focusing on progress, not perfection  
    Key Questions
    How can you practice leading strong outside of the work environment? What are the ways you can have these Manager Intelligence Skills show up in the upcoming holiday season?  
    Be sure to SUBSCRIBE on your favorite platform for listening to podcasts.  Please rate the podcast and leave us a review, and of course, share it with any other best managers just like you!  
     
    Resources:
    34 Strong Overview video 34 Strong website Strengths-Based Parenting Blog Free Exercise Download Brandon and Analyn Miller’s Debut Strengths-Based Parenting Book – Play to Their Strengths Darren’s upcoming TEDx talk resources  
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    • 29 min
    Emotional Intelligence Part 2 of 2

    Emotional Intelligence Part 2 of 2

    In this episode, we will cover:
    The BONUS Manager Intelligence Skill – Emotional Intelligence Pt 2
    Emotionally Intelligent managers can recognize and understand their own emotions and those of others, and use this skill to manage their behavior and relationships. Key Words: Safe, Rational, Stable
     
    The Journey From Stimulus to Behavior  
    Stimulus -> Emotion -> Filter -> Interpret -> Behavior  
     
    The Importance of Self-Awareness 
    Self-Awareness is the conscious knowledge of one's own character, feelings, motives, and desires. Self-Awareness is a lifelong process that makes for the best leaders Internal vs. External Self-Awareness  
    2x2 Maps 
    Introspectors - Clear on who they are but don't challenge their own views or search for blind spots by getting feed back from others. This can harm their relationships and limit their success.
    Seekers - They don't yet know who they are, what they stand for, or how their teams see them. As a result, they feel stuck or frustrated with their performance and relationships 
    Aware - They know who they are, what they want to accomplish, and seek out and value other's opinions. There is where leaders begin to fully realize the true benefits of self-awareness. 
    Pleasers - They can be so focused on appearing a certain way to others that they could be overlooking what matters to them. Over time, they tend to make choices that aren't in service of their own successes and fulfillment.
     
    Key Question
    How well do you communicate with others? How do you motivate yourself and others on your team?  
    Be sure to SUBSCRIBE on your favorite platform for listening to podcasts.  Please rate the podcast and leave us a review, and of course, share it with any other best managers just like you!  
     
    Resources:
    34 Strong Overview video 34 Strong website Strengths-Based Parenting Blog Free Exercise Download Brandon and Analyn Miller’s Debut Strengths-Based Parenting Book – Play to Their Strengths Darren’s upcoming TEDx talk resources  
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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

dev3196 ,

Dv3

Really good leadership nuggets

johnmaalouf ,

Must listen to for Leaders

I’m a business owner & the insights from Brandon & Darren are great and applicable to the way I run my business. Will be tuning in weekly

Jon Vroman ,

Love this team

Whatever 34 strong puts out, I’m all in. These guys are the real deal.

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